This research identifies key state and local government stakeholders in California for drone policy creation and implementation, and describes their perceptions and understanding of drone policy. The investigation assessed stakeholders’ positions, interests, and influence on issues, with the goal of providing potential policy input to achieve successful drone integration in urban environments and within the national airspace of the United States. The research examined regulatory priorities through the use of a two-tiered Stakeholder Analysis Process. The first tier consisted of a detailed survey sent out to over 450 local agencies and jurisdictions in California. The second tier consisted of an in-person focus group to discuss survey results as well as to gain deeper insights into local policymakers’ current concerns. Results from the two tiers of analysis, as well as recommendations, are provided here.
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Unmanned aircraft systems, Drones, Local government agencies, Policy analysis, Stakeholders
Aviation Safety and Security
Tyler Spence, Francesca Favaro, and Kally Yeung. "Local Government Policy and Planning for Unmanned Aerial Systems" Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (2020). https://doi.org/10.31979/mti.2020.1823